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Nikki’s Friday Favorites Series: Parks in Snohomish County

Summer is almost here and sun’s out already! ☀

I am so excited to bring you a new series on my blog called “Nikki’s Washington Travel Guide”.  Although I have lived here in Seattle for only 6 years, I have my fair share of favorite places to hang out. Places to take my daughter to when it’s nice out or favorite ice cream place. In this series, I will be sharing my TOP 5 of all my favorites here in Washington. From restaurants, grocery stores to parks.  Now, since Summer is just around the corner, for my first post on this series – I will be sharing my favorite parks. These are my chosen favorites for the factors of location, cleanliness and things to do.

Whether you’re a traveler, visiting Seattle or you just want to find new parks to check out, this list would give you ideas on where your play dates or next hang out be.

Park at Bothell Landing

What’s here:

  • Play Area
  • Huge Parking Lot
  • Bridge connecting to Sammamish River
  • Trails
  • Duck Pond
  • Lake
  • Picnic Tables

Why it’s on my Top 5:

I love this park because it has all the factors I am looking for when it comes to parks. It’s big and a lot of things to do. Whenever we come here, we usually see people doing photo shoots. Mesmerizing view of the lake and the ducks adds a very fresh feeling when you come here.

 

Photo from Google

Photo from Google

Photo from City of Bothell

Cedar Grove Park

What’s here:

  • Picnic Tables
  • Play Area
  • Sports Field
  • Basketball Court
  • 73 Parking Spaces

Why it’s on my Top 5:

Not only is it next to my friend’s house, which makes play dates easier but it’s also has lesser crowd compared to Bothell Landing. It has a more intimate setting where you can easily watch your kids play while on your picnic table. It’s also fun to watch soccer or baseball games here.

Photo from Google

 

Willis D Tucker Community Park

What’s here:

  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Park
  • Picnic Tables & Shelters
  • Play Area
  • Spray Pad (specific hours)

Why it’s on my Top 5:

I’ve only been here once but I would totally add this to my favorites. It has a spray pad – what more can I say?! 😁

The spray pad opens the end of May each year and stays open until September.

Photo from News of Mill Creek

Photo from Google

 

Logan Park

What’s here:

  • Jogging Path
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms

Why it’s on my Top 5:

Not only did they update their play structures but they added some more too. This park is great for catching some ball, running around and just relaxing under the trees. It has a huge sports field as well.

Photo from Google

 

Country Village Shops

What’s here:

  • Shops
  • Resturants
  • Farmer’s Market (every Friday)
  • Park

Why it’s on my Top 5:

You’re probably thinking why I have a shop here on my parks list?

Not only is it famous for it’s “big chicken” structure outside and shopping but they also have a cool medium sized park. I like it here because after you shop, you can have the kids play on their playground and eat at the surrounding restaurants. You get the best of every world in one spot.

Photo from Pinterest

 

Photo from Yelp

Photo from Google

 

Whew! I had a lot of fun picking my Top 5 parks here in our area, there are a lot more great parks out there so make sure you share where yours is.

Stay tuned for my next Top 5 here in Washington!

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